Yep, this piece is loaded with Swarovski elements...xilions, ovals, graphic bead, rhombus, and pearls, with a few seed beads thrown in for good measure and to hold it all together.
It will be in a publication next year, so if you like your sparkle as much as I do directions will be available. I'll keep you posted.
Yesterdays milestone of the first 8 book projects was big. This piece needs to be sent off with directions tomorrow, and then a class at the studio on Wednesday followed by three more days of direction writing, independent of the book. Then I should be free and clear for all book all the time.
I also need to do a bit of studio clearing so my guests will have a place to work on Wednesday! The studio surfaces have gotten a tad out of control again!
Oh and I cast on a new jeweled cowl out of hand dyed silk....it is so luscious I can hardly wait to show you. I may however make the decision to start again since I trusted my memory which is a foolish thing to do and the pattern repeat is a little off. Perhaps tomorrow.....oranges and fuchsias, so pretty.